Oversight

One Way to Avoid Flight Delays: Help Air-Traffic Controllers Do a Better Job

Hamsa Balakrishnan develops algorithms that help controllers and pilots better manage who's taking off and when.

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GOP Can't Stop a Lame-Duck AG Pick

Obama's nominee can get confirmed in December, though Republicans could exact revenge later.

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.

Federal Health Officials Face Questions from All Sides on Capitol Hill

Democrats are focused on budget cuts to health agencies, while GOP questions the competence of the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis.

Mark Udall Touts NSA Reform (and Dings Obama) in Bid to Save Senate Seat

One of the Senate’s fiercest critics of government surveillance is attempting to leverage his track record on the issue to salvage his reelection.

Play of the Day: The Newest Midterm Debate Strategy

Running against the president works for both parties.

CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden exits an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia in August. Frieden is set to testify at Thursday's hearing.

Lawmakers Want Answers on U.S. Ebola Cases

Hearing Thursday will examine whether the country is prepared to cope with the virus.

Play of the Day: How to Court the Midterm Voter

Stephen Colbert looks at campaign ads aimed at women.

Join a Gym or Get Your Hair Done, Sometimes on Uncle Sam’s Plastic

House Members seek improved enforcement of Government Charge Card Abuse Act.

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, believes the agency would have had an Ebola vaccine by now if its research budget had not been cut.

Are NIH Budget Cuts Really to Blame for the Spread of Ebola?

Funding for the research agency has remained fairly steady over the last 10 years.

Why the White House Won't Admit Obama Is a Drag for Democrats

The president enjoys campaigning, but he's not welcome in many close races this year. He's in a similar predicament to President Bush in 2006, when Republicans lost control of Congress.

Play of the Day: The Cost of Midterm Madness

Both parties are adept at raising money.

New Texas Ebola Case Fuels Concerns About Care Guidelines

Budget cuts derailed progress on vaccine, NIH chief says.

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